Author Events-Adults

Michael Smith at The Learned Owl

Come meet Michael Smith on Saturday, September 7th from 1 to 3 pm as he discusses his new book, The Thin Gray Line.

A gifted storyteller and award-winning author, Michael K. Smith is drawn to the real-life drama of history. In his latest Civil War novel, The Thin Gray Line, Smith unfolds the coming-of-age story of Luke Pettigrew, a young Confederate soldier who emerges as a man of conscience.

$13.99
SKU: 9781098740139

Sister Helen Prejean at the Hudson Library

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will discuss her memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Sister Prejean’s work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Less widely known is the evolution of her spiritual journey from one who looked to God to solve the world’s problems to one actively engaging in social change. Sister Prejean will share her personal story and the relationships with friends, fellow nuns and mentors who have influenced her over the years.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781400067305
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

Linwood Barclay at the Hudson Library

New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay will discuss his latest book, Elevator Pitch. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, Barclay delivers a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear. 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062678287
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow - September 17th, 2019

Christopher Leonard at the Hudson Library

Christopher Leonard will be discussing his book, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America. The book examines how one private company consolidated power over half a century—and how in doing so, helped transform capitalism into something that feels deeply alienating to many Americans today.

Leonard is a business reporter whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the author of The Meat Racket and Kochland, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781476775388
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 13th, 2019

D.M. Pulley at the Hudson Library

Bestselling author of The Dead Key, D.M. Pulley returns to the Hudson Library to discuss her latest novel, No One’s Home, a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies. Pulley is the winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow and The Women of Copper Country called the book, “HGTV meets Stephen King—creepy, spooky fun!” 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781542041546
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Thomas & Mercer - September 2019

Sarah Smarsh at the Hudson Library

Journalist Sarah Smarsh will discuss her book, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth at the Hudson Library on Wednesday, September 4th at 7pm. Heartland is Smarsh’s memoir of working-class poverty in America and an examination of the nation’s class divide. The book, a Finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle and Publishers Weekly. NPR books calls it “Smart, nuanced and atmospheric ...

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

Erin O'Brien at the Akron Library

Erin O’Brien, co-author of Rust Belt Burlesque, will share tidbits from Northeast Ohio's burlesque scene past and present. She'll also reveal how the indomitable Bella Sin, a Mexican immigrant, spearheaded the local comeback of this bawdy performance art.

Rust Belt Burlesque: The Softer Side of a Heavy Metal Town Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780804012195
Availability: Backordered
Published: Swallow Press - July 10th, 2019

C.J. Box at the Hudson Library

New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner C. J. Box will discuss his latest novel, The Bitterroots at the Hudson Library on Wednesday, August 14th at 7 pm. In his novel, master storyteller Box delivers another searing tale of loyalty, lies and lethal retribution as his protagonist, former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell, tries to uncover the truth and exonerate a man unjustly accused of a crime.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250051059
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - August 13th, 2019

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